Pork Picadillo with rice and cilantro

Lunch / Dinner

Pork Picadillo with rice and cilantro

Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines. Its name comes from the Spanish word picar, meaning "to mince." Picadillo flavorings, add-ins, and proteins (or not) vary by region. This one doesn’t take a firm regional skew, but what it does is deliver amazing flavor.


4 servings (4 cups)

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Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium; add onions and bell pepper and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add ground pork; break it up with a spoon or potato masher while it cooks.

Stir in tomato paste until combined. Add tomato sauce, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, and cinnamon; simmer until flavors meld, about 10 minutes.

Stir in olives, currants, and vinegar; cook until heated through, 35 minutes.

Combine rice and cilantro. Serve picadillo over cilantro rice.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 531

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30g 46%

Saturated Fat 10g 50%

Cholesterol 82mg 27%

Sodium 1054mg 43%

Carbs 41g 13%

Protein 24g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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